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WASHINGTON SQUARE PLAYERS. Impromptu meetings in late 1914 at the Washington Square Bookshop in lower Manhattan, New York, and at a restaurant called "Polly's" led to the formation of the Washington Square Players. Political activists, reformers from the Rand School of Social Science, visual artists, writers, theatre artists trained in new programs in theatre studies in some eastern universities, and ordinary men and women interested in books, talk, and theatre and fed up with the venality and irresponsibility of the commercial theatre initiated conversations which led to the publication of a prospectus and the renting of an abandoned stable at 133 Macdougall Street. The prospectus declared the group's intention to do realistic and romantic plays by authors of any nationality, though American plays were to be preferred. Efforts to remodel the abandoned stable as a small theatre and studio for training actors were unsuccessful, but the group was able to rent the 299-seat Bandbox Theatre on East Fifty-seventh Street in Manhattan's Yorkville district. The Players presented their first bill of short plays at the Bandbox on February 19, 1915. It included Interior by the Belgian symbolist playwright Maurice Maeterlinck , Licensed by Basil Lawrence (pseudonym for Lawrence Langner), Eugenically Speaking by Edward Goodman, and Another Interior, a pantomime arranged by Ralph Roeder. In its three-year history, the Washington Square Players specialized in the production of realistic and symbolistic plays in one act. Of the sixty-eight plays they produced, only seven were full-length scripts. True to their promise, slightly over half their offerings were new plays from the hands of American authors. Philip Moeller Helena's Husband, a travesty of incidents in Homer Iliad; Lewis Beach The Clod, a realistic play about an old woman's efforts to defend her home against both Union and Confederate soldiers in the American Civil War; and Eugene O'Neill In the Zone, an